Froling happy to be back at home
LOCAL junior Harry Froling is relishing the chance to play in front of his family and friends when the Townsville Heat face the Port City Power tonight.
The talented 17- year- old lives and trains at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra and the Australian junior player was excited at the chance to wear the yellow and blue during his time back home.
“In January I played for Townsville in the under- 18 state championships but I haven’t had a chance to play any QBL this season,” he said.
“I really wanted to come back and play and we had to get few clearances from the AIS and the SEABL but I just thought it would be really good to come back and play for my home club.”
Froling played his junior basketball for local club Blackstars and he will link with a number of former teammates to try and help the Heat bounce back tonight.
“A lot of these guys I played with and knew when I was a young fella so it’s good to get back,” he said.
“I know their game and the style of play they like and it’s always good to see my family and some friends in the crowd.”
Froling is over 200cm tall and the son of former national league players Shane and Jenny. He is expected to take up a scholarship offer with a college system next year.
The Townsville Flames will face their toughest test of the season tonight when they play a Gladstone’s women’s side that has lost just one of their opening 10 games.
Townsville will take plenty of confidence into their meeting with the competition leaders after their own stellar start to the season and a win tonight would improve them to 8- 3 in 2015.